Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Anglican/Catholic Merger

Since I know next to nothing about either the Anglican Church or the Catholic Church, I don't know what to make of this story.
The Vatican said Tuesday it has worked out a way for groups of Anglicans who are dissatisfied with their faith to join the Catholic Church. The process will allow groups of Anglicans, including bishops and married priests, to join the Catholic Church some 450 years after King Henry VIII broke from Rome and created the Church of England.
The number of Anglicans wishing to join the Catholic Church has increased in recent years as the Anglican church has welcomed the ordination of women and openly gay clergy and blessed homosexual partnerships, said Cardinal William Joseph Levada, the head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Good for them. Go where you feel the most comfortable. But why bother? Why integrating the faith when they can just do whatever they want anyway? I mean, if you don't like your church, leave and go to another one. My family certainly did plenty of that when I was growing up. And if a large segment of the Anglican Church is dissatisfied with how wide their front door has become, they can simply rename and rebrand themselves. This happens all the time.

I suppose from a purely historical perspective, this has some slight significance, but from a doctrinal standpoint, it just seems like pure silliness. It also serves to underline one of the most powerful arguments against religion - that is, if God were as apparent and obvious as everyone seems to think he is, then there would be far less confusion and argument about what his policies were.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The two churches should merge really. Not much between them.